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Gilder Lehrman Institute/New York State Council for the Social Studies Webinar: Bringing in Diverse Perspectives when Taking a Look at History (K-12)
Join the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the New York State Council for the Social Studies for a special program on Bringing in Diverse Perspectives when Taking a Look at History. Following an introduction to the Institute (which is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public) and fall programming for students, teachers, and the community, this 90-minute session will focus on K-12 resources and strategies for integrating primary sources from diverse perspectives when discussing key concepts in American history. This session will particularly align with the civic literacy DBQ component of the US History Regents exam, though the strategies discussed will connect with social studies and English Language Arts curricula at all grade levels.

Participants will receive 1.5 hours of CTLE credit (certificates and letters of completion to come after the session from the Gilder Lehrman Institute) along with a digital packet of Teaching Literacy through History™ lesson plans, along with an electronic copy of Teaching With Documents: The Twentieth Century (geared toward grades 6-12) and/or Teaching With Documents: Colonial America to Reconstruction (geared toward grades 4-8).

This program, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s support of schools in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Long Island teachers can sign up for our free Affiliate School Program at https://www.gilderlehrman.org/longisland and receive an exclusive tote bag featuring a 17th Century map of Long Island held in the Gilder Lehrman Collection, along with all of the benefits of being an Affiliate School teacher.

Oct 6, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Daniel Pecoraro
Education Program Coordinator @Gilder Lehrman Institute
Daniel Pecoraro is an Education Program Coordinator at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. At the Institute, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Affiliate School Program, a network of over 27,000 K-12 schools worldwide, and coordinates monthly offerings to teachers along with a series of essay contests which have served grades 2-12. In addition, he coordinates the Institute's internship program for high school and college students, and as part of a team of four coordinates over two dozen Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars each summer. Prior to joining the Gilder Lehrman Institute staff, he served as School Groups Coordinator and Member and Donor Relations Coordinator at the National Museum of Mathematics. A proud alumnus of the New York City public school system from Kindergarten through Master's degree, Daniel earned his BA in History at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in 2014 and his MA in History at Hunter in 2017.
Christopher Gill
Master Teacher @Gilder Lehrman Institute
Christopher Gill has been teaching social studies on the secondary level for over 16 years. As a Master Teacher through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Chris has helped run nine summer seminars and published several lesson plans through GLI. Currently a middle school teacher on Long Island, Chris has taught high school regents classes as well as college and A.P. courses throughout his career. In the classroom Chris strives to help students see the connections between history and the events that help shape our world today.